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Near Marine City in St. Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

East China Fractional District No. 2 School

 
 
East China Fractional School District No. 2 School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2018
1. East China Fractional School District No. 2 School Marker
Inscription.  East China Township was set off from China Township in 1859. In 1868 Harriet J. Comstock, an heir of pioneer Andrew J. Westbrook, sold a parcel of land to School District No. 2. A frame school, built on the site prior to 1853, was replaced by this brick school around 1873. It was one of three mid-nineteenth-century schools in the township, and is the only one remaining. Classes were held here until 1954. The township restored the building in 1988-1991 for use as a museum.
 
Erected 1993 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1833.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 42° 45.232′ N, 82° 29.443′ W. Marker is near Marine City, Michigan, in St. Clair County. Marker is on Meisner Road, 0.3 miles west of River Road (Michigan Highway 29), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 696 Meisner Road, East China MI 48054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of
East China Fractional School District No. 2 School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2018
2. East China Fractional School District No. 2 School and Marker
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Marine City (approx. 2.3 miles away); Heritage Square Historic District (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pêche Island Rear Range Light (approx. 2.6 miles away); David and Laura Lester House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Newport Academy (approx. 2.6 miles away); Holy Cross Parish (approx. 2.8 miles away); Diamond Crystal Salt Company (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marine City.
 
Also see . . .  Red Brick School. More information about the school on East China Township's website. (Submitted on September 24, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on March 28, 2021, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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